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Submerged  by Luke Williamson

Submerged

Luke Williamson

Book

"Overwhelmed by life, Moses rents a beach house in a small coastal town. The ocean calls to him and his daily swims become a form of meditation. Just as Moses is starting to heal, a stranger turns up on the beach and unsettles everything. Ronnie evades even...

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The pain tourist  by Paul Cleave

The pain tourist

Paul Cleave

Book

"This dream doesn’t feel like a dream. He tries to lift his head. Can’t do it. There is a doorway to his left, and beyond it a brightly lit corridor. Somebody walks past – a nurse … James Garrett was critically injured when he was shot following his parents’...

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Tauhou  by Kotuku Titihuia Nuttall

Tauhou

Kotuku Titihuia Nuttall

Book

An inventive exploration of Indigenous families, womanhood, and alternate post-colonial realities by a writer of Maori and Coast Salish descent. Dear grandmother, I am writing this song for you. I am a stranger in this place, he tauhou ahau, reintroducing...

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A runner's guide to Rakiura  by Jessica Howland Kany

A runner's guide to Rakiura

Jessica Howland Kany

Book

"A millennial New Yorker, a Stewart Island fisherman, and a WW II veteran walk into a bar... Maudie's on the run - from New York and from her past - but she runs headlong into her future when she ends up on Rakiura Stewart Island on assignment to cover...

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Dwellers on the threshold  by Stephen Lomax

Dwellers on the threshold

Stephen Lomax

Book

"Returning to Kent after filming a paranormal documentary at an ancient estate in Wales, the WASP team members try to resume their normal lives, but they soon become aware that something has changed. Dianna, the team’s psychic, suspects that they have brought...

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Forgotten evil  by Quill Holland

Forgotten evil

Quill Holland

Book

If you had the power to rewrite people's thoughts... would you? As a thirty-five-year-old farmer on a colony world, Raith is a kind and simple man, with a catch - he's only existed for two years. His previous life is a mystery; the only clue to his past is a...

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Archangel's resurrection  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's resurrection

Nalini Singh

Book

"For thousands of years, the passion between Alexander, Archangel of Persia, and Zanaya, Queen of the Nile, burned furious and bright, seemingly without end. But to be an archangel is to be bound to power violent and demanding. Driven by its primal energy,...

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The secrets we left behind  by Soraya M. Lane

The secrets we left behind

Soraya M. Lane

Book

Occupied France, 1940. When the staff at a field hospital draw straws to find out who will join the evacuation from Dunkirk, Nurse Cate is left behind. But when the Nazis arrive to claim prisoners of war, she takes her chance and flees into the night, taking...

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Peace stick by Stephen Johnson

Peace stick

Stephen Johnson

eBook

What can you do when the Cold War goes from a simmer to boiling? In East Germany, the kinder create a symbol of hope to halt the nuclear missiles. Erfurt, October 1962. Teenager Ingrid Richter's life involves adventures with the Pioneers, walks in the...

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Mandarin summer by Fiona Kidman

Mandarin summer

Fiona Kidman

eBook

An evocative novel about secrets, disillusion and a unique place. Luke Freeman returns from the Second World War keen to start a new life with his wife, Constance, and eleven-year-old daughter, Emily. However, after arriving in Northland, it is clear the patch...

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Odd girl roar by Merren Tait

Odd girl roar

Merren Tait

eBook

When I called the mayor a "cockwomble", it didn't go down well.Jewel Bauer has always been the underdog in whatever situation she lands in, and unfortunately her 'act now, think later' approach to life - or, as she puts it, "being the biggest numpty this side...

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Return to Harikoa Bay by Owen Marshall

Return to Harikoa Bay

Owen Marshall

eBook

'Whenever I think of coming to punish my father, it's always in a strong wind, and that's blowing now as I drive up the long, unsealed track to the house and sheds.' So begins one of Owen Marshall's superbly subversive stories. He offers up a wide range of...

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Poor people with money by Dominic Hoey

Poor people with money

Dominic Hoey

eAudiobook

Monday Woolridge is a fighter with a face covered in scars and life full of debt. Her Avondale flat has no furniture, her father's dead, her catatonic mother's in an expensive nursing home and her kickboxing gym is going to Thailand. Monday's shitty bartending...

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Butcherbird by J. C. Hart

Butcherbird

J. C. Hart

eAudiobook

Something is drawing Jena Benedict's family to darkness. Her mother, father, brother and baby sister are killed in a barn fire, and Grandmother Rose banishes Jena from the farm. Now, twenty years on, Rose is dying, and Jena returns home wanting answers about...

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Puha road by Barry Crump

Puha road

Barry Crump

eAudiobook

If the handle of spade was going to break; if the tree was going to come back down across the car; if they were going to close just before you got there; if the tractor was going to back through the fence into the boss's wife's ornamental goldfish-pond; if the...

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Poker chips and poison by Rodney Strong

Poker chips and poison

Rodney Strong

eAudiobook

If old age doesn't get her...the murderer will.97 year old Alice Atkinson should be comfortably living out her days at the Silvermoon Retirement Village. But she's bored. A lifetime of living in the grey area between right and wrong means that winning money...

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The Denniston Rose by Jenny Pattrick

The Denniston Rose

Jenny Pattrick

eAudiobook

The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck,...

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The axeman's carnival  by Catherine Chidgey

The axeman's carnival

Catherine Chidgey

Book

''Everywhere, the birds: sparrows and skylarks and thrushes, starlings and bellbirds, fantails and pipits - but above them all and louder, the magpies. We are here and this is our tree and we're staying and it is ours and you need to leave and now. Tama is...

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Dead before curfew  by Jenny Harrison

Dead before curfew

Jenny Harrison

Book

"Matthew Flint. WWII British soldier. Escaped POW. Polish Underground agent. Young Matthew Flint is intoxicated by the romance of war - until his first encounter with German invading forces. From that moment he is a man on a mission - revenge. After escaping...

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Tarquin the honest :the hand of Glodd  by Gareth Ward

Tarquin the honest :the hand of Glodd

Gareth Ward

Book

Tarquin the Honest, Wizard of the Silver Weasel, is a liar, a coward, a charlatan and a cheat. And, according to his diminutive roguish sidekick Lunar Nix, those are his most endearing qualities. On a perilous quest to recover. The Golden Gauntlet for a...

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Rake of his own  by A. J. Lancaster

Rake of his own

A. J. Lancaster

Book

Marius Valstar doesn't know which is worse: the dead body in his greenhouse or the fae prince on his desk. The only rakes of interest to Marius are garden tools. Not fae princes. Certainly not the arrogant, selfish fae prince he has the misfortune to have a...

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The house down the hill  by Janice McMurdo

The house down the hill

Janice McMurdo

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"A drug boss from Auckland tries to set up a meth manufacturing business at a remote yet scenic location at South Head, metres from the Kaipara Harbour. He hires some inept locals to run the operation, with predictable results. In the meantime, ex SAS...

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A Cornish recipe for murder  by Fiona (Cozy mystery writer) Leitch

A Cornish recipe for murder

Fiona (Cozy mystery writer) Leitch

Book

''When popular TV baking contest and national institution 'The Best of British Baking Roadshow' rolls into town and sets up camp in the grounds of Boskern House, a historic stately home near Penstowan, former police officer Jodie 'Nosey' Parker finds herself...

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Murder most melancholy by Rose Pascoe

Murder most melancholy

Rose Pascoe

eBook

Penrose & Pyke venture to the edge of madness, when they reunite to investigate two tragic deaths and an old mystery. The last words of a frightened woman may be a vital clue to the disappearance of an old friend, if they aren't the ravings of delusional...

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The weight of a woman by Tansy Boggon

The weight of a woman

Tansy Boggon

eBook

"Jenni knows there must be more to life. She believes her life will finally begin when she loses her excess weight. As Jenni explores a final desperate attempt to lose weight, she ... comes to understand that the weight of any woman does not determine whether...

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Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction and fantasy. Volume 4

Year's best Aotearoa New Zealand science fiction and fantasy. Volume 4

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A fantastic and phasmagoric collection of the weirdest, wildest and most wonderful short fiction to come out of Aotearoa in 2022.

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Mila and the bone man  by Lauren Roche

Mila and the bone man

Lauren Roche

Book

"Family, friends, secrets ... It wasn't always like this. Mila is a child of the northern bush and she has a gift. Descended from generations of healers, Mila is surrounded by a happy extended family, and delights in the sights, sounds and scents of her...

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How to loiter in a turf war by author Coco Solid (Musician)

How to loiter in a turf war

author Coco Solid (Musician)

Large Print

"A genre-bending work of autobiographical fiction from one of Aotearoa's fiercest and most versatile artists. Like nothing you've read before, How to Loiter in a Turf War is a lucid, genre-bending, cinematic work of autobiographical fiction. From one of...

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Call my name  by Jenni A. Ogden

Call my name

Jenni A. Ogden

Book

Her mother dead from a drug overdose, thirteen-year-old Olivia is rescued by Cathie Tulloch, her mother's friend throughout the years they were held captive in Japanese prison camps in Sumatra in WWII. Welcomed into the Tulloch's remote family home in the...

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Sorcerer's edge  by David Hair

Sorcerer's edge

David Hair

Book

"After all they've suffered, rebel sorcerer Raythe Vyre and his fortune-seekers are still empty-handed, but they've found real treasure: peace. Deep inside the Ice wastes, Raythe's people stumbled upon Rath Argentium, the legendary Aldar city, and the...

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Nightshades and paperwhites  by Sophie Rogers

Nightshades and paperwhites

Sophie Rogers

Book

"Alexandra, 1866 the gold rush has been and gone. Alexandra is fast becoming a town of dwindling opportunities, especially for Ginny Doyle, and intelligent, young Irish woman with dreams of painting her way through Europe. New life is breathed into the town as...

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Dreaming of you  by Alexa Rivers

Dreaming of you

Alexa Rivers

Book

When Clarissa's online life clashes with her real one, she comes face-to-face with the man of her fantasies. With the help of friends and family, and a romantic trip, can Clarissa and Mark overcome their painful pasts to take a shot at happily ever...

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Accidentally yours  by Alexa Rivers

Accidentally yours

Alexa Rivers

Book

"CEO Eli Lockwood is in over his head. Running his multi-million dollar empire? No problem. Relating to his rebellious little sister who has been entrusted to his care? That's a different story. And it's just his rotten luck that the only woman who doesn't...

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From now until forever  by Alexa author. Rivers

From now until forever

Alexa author. Rivers

Book

"Sophie Delaware is ready to climb out of the slump she's been in since she ditched her lying, cheating ex. There's no way she wants to commit to another relationship any time soon, but a hot, short-term hookup? That's a different story entirely. What she...

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It was always you  by Alexa Rivers

It was always you

Alexa Rivers

Book

Dr. Avery Brown is too busy dealing with revolutionizing forensic science to deal with emotional entanglements. But when her breakthrough puts her in the crosshairs of a killer, she has no choice but to accept help from Sergeant Gareth Wayland. Can they trust...

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Tranquil Bay  by J. P. Ganley

Tranquil Bay

J. P. Ganley

Book

"Sexual assault, incest, grief and loss, love, family relationships, friendships, small town dynamics "--Publisher information.

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Caramel  by Jenna Mackay

Caramel

Jenna Mackay

Book

"The year is 2017 and Leah Hart is your typical Kiwi girl who has just finished her final year of high school. During a camping trip with friends, Leah finds herself in a more primitive time in New Zealand history, 1832. Beyond all reasonable judgement, Leah...

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The weight of a woman  by Tansy Boggon

The weight of a woman

Tansy Boggon

Book

"Jenni knows there must be more to life. She believes her life will finally begin when she loses her excess weight. As Jenni explores a final desperate attempt to lose weight, she ... comes to understand that the weight of any woman does not determine whether...

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The Leonard Girls by Deborah Challinor

The Leonard Girls

Deborah Challinor

Large Print

"In 1969, at the height of the Vietnam war, nurse Rowie Leonard is serving a 12-month tour of duty. She supports the war and is committed to caring for wounded New Zealand and Australian troops. After a few months, however, she realises that nothing at all...

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Remote sympathy by Catherine Chidgey

Remote sympathy

Catherine Chidgey

Audio CD

"Moving away from Munich isn't as wrenching an experience for Frau Greta Hahn as she had feared. Their new home is even lovelier than the one they left behind, and on their doorstep are some of the finest craftsmen from all over Europe, prepared to make for...

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One weekend in Prague  by Alison Roberts

One weekend in Prague

Alison Roberts

Book

"One weekend in Prague / Alison Roberts - For one weekend...or forever? Before attending a medical conference, trauma specialist Mac meets stranger Hanna under the Astronomical clock in Prague. Their intense connection takes him by surprise. Straight-laced Mac...

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Seeders  by Christopher McMaster

Seeders

Christopher McMaster

Book

"A pandemic spread over their planet and swept them from history. In a desperate act to save their species they launched a remnant of survivors into the depths of space, frozen in cryo-sleep, to be awakened only when their ship detected a habitable planet. But...

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A virtuous lie  by Christina O'Reilly

A virtuous lie

Christina O'Reilly

Book

"Hidden in the dense bush of the Manawatu, a tiny skeleton lies overgrown with weeds. DSS Archie Baldrick and DC Ben Travers discover that the victim is a young child who went missing from a rural skate park twenty years earlier. Who could possibly have...

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The reason  by Catherine Bennetto

The reason

Catherine Bennetto

Book

"Brooke's life has derailed. Her social life and career have evaporated, her daughter is desperately unhappy and being bullied at school, and for a 43-year-old, she probably spends too many weekends at her parents' house. But the reason for all of this is no...

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No retreat  by Rosy Fenwicke

No retreat

Rosy Fenwicke

Book

"Euphemia Sage follows a friend to the Acceptance Institute Retreat on Waiheke Island to stop her from giving away all her money. Once there she is trapped in her room, the only food is green and she is not allowed to exercise (properly). Her friend won't...

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Song of the brakeman by Bill Direen

Song of the brakeman

Bill Direen

eBook

"Song of the Brakeman happens in a world where the earth's resources are almost exhausted, the water supplies are contaminated and parts of the landmasses have imploded. But the crisis into which this novel plunges the reader is not only an ecological one. An...

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Curriculum vitae by Olwyn Stewart

Curriculum vitae

Olwyn Stewart

eBook

"Olwyn's story is a concentrated hymn to slackers and bogans everywhere. All those ex-hippies, all those old metallers, all those drug-addled potheads have found, at last, their laureate. She understands them, she can paint them with devastating wit and...

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White city by David Lyndon Brown

White city

David Lyndon Brown

eBook

"White City is a collection of short stories set mostly in and around Auckland's Albert Park, but even those stories that travel far away from the park seem subtly inhabited by its breezes, colours, shadows and sounds. Brown treats his characters with...

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Trouble in mind by Jack Ross

Trouble in mind

Jack Ross

eBook

"Trouble in Mind is an intense voyage into the life of a young woman, and a serious reflection upon the art of novel-writing. It is at once a twenty-first century novel and not a novel at all, but an eyeball, subject and object, made up of a million...

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Coma by Bill Direen

Coma

Bill Direen

eBook

"Real and unreal landscapes, science fiction, rural New Zealand, the West Coast of the USA from Oregon to San Francisco, three stories in various voices and settings. In Digging Ground a family is separated by circumstance and by the state after a cataclysmic...

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Marked men by David Lyndon Brown

Marked men

David Lyndon Brown

eBook

"Marked Men tells the story of love between two men. The drama has a dream-like quality, that affirms the isolation and fragility of a human being, bordered by skin, who aches for connection in the embrace of another. David Lyndon Brown draws us into a world...

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Travesty by Mike Johnson

Travesty

Mike Johnson

eBook

"In a neglected corner of Travesty, in an apartment building called the rathouse, five marginals take on the universe ... It all comes together on the Day of Delight. Welcome to Travesty, where the stringent laws of purgatory rule and every nerve is put to the...

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Moonshine eggs by Russell Haley

Moonshine eggs

Russell Haley

eBook

"Moonshine Eggs is the third novel in a trilogy of works based around the whimsical and comedic character of Harry Rejekt. Inseparable from his dog and his inherited crumbling farmhouse, Harry dreams of worldly travel whilst rarely venturing out from the...

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Miracle  by Jennifer Lane

Miracle

Jennifer Lane

Book

"Born in the middle of Australia's biggest-ever earthquake, Miracle is fourteen when her world crumbles. Thanks to her dad's new job at Compassionate Cremations - which falls under suspicion for Boorunga's spate of sudden deaths - the entire town turns against...

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Savage Point  by Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatrick

Savage Point

Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatric...

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A bride's wedding ends in tragedy when her matron of honour is brutally murdered. Detective Inspector Ian Anderson leads the investigation. He will need all his skills to find the killer whose identity and trademarks are as mysterious as the motive behind the...

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Sacred land  by Stephen Lomax

Sacred land

Stephen Lomax

Book

"Marcus and James are still recovering from the death of their fellow investigator, Tim. They capture the interest of a film director, who invites them to an old Welsh site to conduct a televised investigation. Here, they reveal evidence of a dark history of...

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Barefoot  by R.V Bayley

Barefoot

R.V Bayley

Book

"Wellington, 1939. A hot summer’s day at a church picnic. Adelaide watches as a girl is rescued from the river and resolves to meet the unassuming hero of the moment. After a claustrophobic, strict childhood, John Brunner is Adelaide’s chance for a new...

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A good keen man  by Barry Crump

A good keen man

Barry Crump

Book

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of legendary New Zealander Barry Crump's first novel, A Good Keen Man. Crump worked for many years as a government deer-culler and the book was the result of his collected experiences.

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Wild pork and watercress  by Barry Crump

Wild pork and watercress

Barry Crump

Book

"When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of...

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The echo of a thousand voices  by Jillian Webster

The echo of a thousand voices

Jillian Webster

Book

"After a treacherous journey across the globe, Maia and Lucas have finally arrived at the mighty gates of Leucothea. But after waking up in the city’s guarded and locked Migrant Facility, Maia quickly discovers things are not as they seem. Why can’t she...

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September shadows  by Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatrick

September shadows

Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatric...

Book

"When Tracey marries Hank Carrington, her plan for a family quickly turns to one of survival after he returns to his homeland for a funeral. Tired of waiting and frustrated by his ongoing absence, she goes back to work for her long-time friend, Alec Birch. A...

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Nona the ninth  by Tamsyn Muir

Nona the ninth

Tamsyn Muir

Book

"Her city is under siege. The zombies are coming back. And all Nona wants is a birthday party. In many ways, Nona is like other people. She lives with her family, has a job at her local school, and loves walks on the beach and meeting new dogs. But Nona's not...

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EMO by Jack Ross

EMO

Jack Ross

eBook

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Rushton Roulette  by Bronwyn Elsmore

Rushton Roulette

Bronwyn Elsmore

Book

"We're not committing suicide here. Trust me, we're coming back." Four women resist the thought of sliding into old age and decide to meet the challenge head on. "It's a bit like Russian Roulette," says Heather. "The chances are better in that," replies...

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Peace stick  by Stephen Johnson

Peace stick

Stephen Johnson

Book

"Erfurt, October 1962. Life for 13-year-old Ingrid Richter is pleasant. Autumn involves adventures with the Pioneers, walks in the Steigerwald, the Martini festival in the medieval Altstadt. In a few weeks, she will be gliding across the skating rink with...

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Primed for evil  by Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatrick

Primed for evil

Denise (Denise Margaret) Fitzpatric...

Book

"The face of death ... When Detective Inspector Ian Anderson receives a chilling message on a lazy Sunday morning, he meets death in the form of a beautiful young factory worker, Jess Barton. Her mangled body leaves few clues for the dedicated detective. It is...

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Brightest star  by Andy Southall

Brightest star

Andy Southall

Book

"Stars don't twinkle. They burn like a billion bombs. The spaceship Domina Penelope crosses interstellar space in search of a new Earth. As it approaches the star system Norse the mission leader, Father Chadwick, struggles to control his crew. Worse, after...

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Whiskey lima golf  by Darin Dance

Whiskey lima golf

Darin Dance

Book

"Crippled in a war not of his making and returned home broken and scorned by some, Tom Yelich stumbles into an undercover world of shadows, where the worlds intelligence agencies vie for supremacy in the deadly Great Game being played on the streets of...

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Mad, bad and dead  by Sherryl Clark

Mad, bad and dead

Sherryl Clark

Book

"A dead employee. A missing child. Anonymous phone calls in the dead of night. Judi Westerholme's troubles aren't over... Already struggling to juggle co-running Candlebark's pub/bistro along with her new childcare responsibilities, what Judi doesn't need...

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Kill her by Robert W. Fisk

Kill her

Robert W. Fisk

eBook

"Eight year old Trisha is murdered in her bed. Her ten year old sister Zoe is nearby but she remembers nothing of the event. The murderer was never found. Thirteen years later teacher and university student Zoe throws a missile at a lecturer and must undertake...

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Enclosures by Bill Direen

Enclosures

Bill Direen

eBook

"Direen's latest novel Enclosures is infused with restlessness: its interlocking stories move between France, Iraq, Wellington, and some of the wilder sections of the New Zealand coast. Like Direen's 2006 novel Song of the Brakeman, which was full of...

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The doctor's wife  by Fiona Sussman

The doctor's wife

Fiona Sussman

Book

Nothing in Stan Andino's unremarkable life could prepare him for the day he discovers his wife in the living room, naked except for a black apron, bleaching out a stain in the carpet that only she can see. A CT scan one week later explains the seemingly...

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The journey home = Te haerenga kainga by Cathie Dunsford

The journey home = Te haerenga kainga

Cathie Dunsford

eBook

Cowrie wins a scholarship and moves to San Francisco, a world away from her island home. Perched in the borrowed apartment of a lesbian film-maker, Cowrie explores this familiar world with fresh eyes. She falls in love - with food, with her new life, and with...

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Manawa toa by Cathie Dunsford

Manawa toa

Cathie Dunsford

eBook

Cowrie boards a ship bound for Moruroa Atoll during the French nuclear tests. She is in for a rough ride. As international attention is focused on the Pacific and the environment, the stakes rise sharply. Dive into a luscious feast of language and imagery,...

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Cowrie by Cathie Dunsford

Cowrie

Cathie Dunsford

eBook

Cowrie travels to Hawaii and as she circles the island in an old pick-up truck we discover the tokens of her heritage. Sensual and sexual language brings the earth to life, and Cowrie too as she tests the limits of her endurance and explores her erotic...

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A message for Nasty  by Roderick Fry

A message for Nasty

Roderick Fry

Book

"Marie and Vincent Broom enjoy a pleasant life on Hong Kong Island. Vincent is a New Zealander. Marie, born in Macau, is Portuguese-Chinese. Married for ten years, the couple have four adored children - daughters aged 9, 8 and 5 and a baby son of 14 months. It...

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Paper cage  by Tom Baragwanath

Paper cage

Tom Baragwanath

Book

Masterton isn't a big town. The community's tight, if not always harmonious. So when a child goes missing it's a big deal for everyone. And when a second kid disappears, the whole town's holding their own children that little bit tighter. Lorraine doesn't have...

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Sticks and stones  by Michelle Kelly

Sticks and stones

Michelle Kelly

Book

"In the heady gold rush days of the 1860s, men went missing and were never found. Some drowned, some starved, some simply disappeared never to be seen again. The third book in the Riverstones series, Sticks and Stones, continues the story of Mary Healey and...

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A stolen woman  by Catherine Lea

A stolen woman

Catherine Lea

Book

"'Find Me!' Those are the words on the note crumpled in Laney Donohue's disabled sister's hand. All Laney knows is that the young nurse aid who wrote them was taken by a man, and no one stopped him. Laney owes this young woman. She cared for Laney's sister...

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Anahera  by Vianne. author. Max

Anahera

Vianne. author. Max

Book

"We all imagine escaping into new worlds, but how challenging would it really be to survive? What if you were dragged through a gateway into a place filled with magic...and you had none? On Midsummer's Eve, Isabella Mackay finds herself pulled through the...

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Dark deeds down under

Dark deeds down under

Book

"19 short stories from some of the brightest storytelling talents from Australia and New Zealand: including international bestsellers and award winners. Through the prism of page-turning crime, mystery and thriller stories you will roam from the dusty Outback...

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Peninsula  by Sharron Came

Peninsula

Sharron Came

Book

There's Di, waking up in hospital, feeling scrubbed raw. Ritchie and Willy, toasting their dead friend with ginger beer. Kiri, frantically searching for a lost child. Ember Eyes, with his goat and his too-powerful gun. Rachel clambering up a cliff face. Ellen...

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Paper cage by Tom Baragwanath

Paper cage

Tom Baragwanath

eBook

"Masterton isn't a big town. The community's tight, if not always harmonious. So when a child goes missing it's a big deal for everyone. And when a second kid disappears, the whole town's holding their own children that little bit tighter. Lorraine doesn't...

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The Wisteria Society of lady scoundrels by India Holton

The Wisteria Society of lady scoundrels

India Holton

eBook

"A prim and proper lady thief must save her aunt from a crazed pirate and his dangerously charming henchman in this fantastical historical romance. Cecilia Bassingwaite is the ideal Victorian lady. She's also a thief. Like the other members of the Wisteria...

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Winter time by Laurence Fearnley

Winter time

Laurence Fearnley

eBook

"Having returned to the Mackenzie Country to deal with the unexpected death of his brother, Roland has more than enough on his plate. He could do without the demands of a cantankerous neighbour, the complaints of his partner back in Australia and discovering...

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Calamity Jena by Janet Elizabeth Henderson

Calamity Jena

Janet Elizabeth Henderson

eBook

"Jena Morgan, Atlantic City's favorite go-go dancer, may have overreacted when she found her boyfriend balls deep in a stripper called Candy. Instead of washing her eyeballs with bleach, she drank a bottle of tequila and bought a house off the internet. A...

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Kiss hard by Nalini Singh

Kiss hard

Nalini Singh

eAudiobook

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh brings you a sinfully playful contemporary romance between two sworn enemies turned partners in crime ... Daniel Esera is a young god on the rugby field, a sexy and charming man who's got the world at his feet....

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On board by Jay Hogan

On board

Jay Hogan

eAudiobook

Leroy Madden is in trouble. Big, handsome, Fox Carmody trouble. Leroy has buried his attraction to the enigmatic fisherman in irritation and pointless bickering, keeping Fox at a safe distance. But with the troublesome man now living in Leroy's house, it's...

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In step by Jay Hogan

In step

Jay Hogan

eAudiobook

Karma. You reap what you sow, and KANE MARTIN isn't looking for forgiveness. But the arrival of ABE TYLER in Painted Bay has Kane dreaming of the impossible. The sexy, silver fox choreographer is determined to pull Kane out from the shadows, but Abe's career...

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Blue Hotel  by Chad Taylor

Blue Hotel

Chad Taylor

Book

"In 1987, leather-clad tourist Blanca Nul goes missing in New Zealand at the height of summer. Local reporter Ray Moody gets a scoop that the foreigner had modelled for a pornographic magazine called the Blue Hotel. There is, however, a problem: since Eva,...

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Kawai  by Monty Soutar

Kawai

Monty Soutar

Book

"This epic historical adventure tells the story of pre-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand like it's never been told before. A young Maori man, compelled to learn the stories of his ancestors, returns to his family marae on the east coast of the North Island to...

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Poor people with money  by Dominic Hoey

Poor people with money

Dominic Hoey

Book

Fifteen years ago, her kid brother Eddy disappeared and she'seen looking for him ever since. When she's not training, Monday Woolridge works in a bar. She is a fighter with a face covered in scars and life full of debt. Her Avondale flat has no furniture, her...

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Dark deeds down under

Dark deeds down under

eBook

19 short stories from some of the brightest storytelling talents from Australia and New Zealand: including international bestsellers and award winners. Through the prism of page-turning crime, mystery and thriller stories you will roam from the dusty Outback...

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Killerbyte  by Cat Connor

Killerbyte

Cat Connor

Book

"Ellie Conway is an FBI agent who works serial crime cases. As a hobby, she runs an internet poetry chat room. When someone tries to kill her, it soon becomes obvious it's linked to her after-hours pursuits on cyberspace. Matters become complicated when her...

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Arms & Legs  by Chloe Lane

Arms & Legs

Chloe Lane

Book

"In a Florida almost claustrophobic with life, New Zealand-born Georgie's marriage has stagnated. But there's no room to attend to it, as dangers small and large crowd in: teeth break, her son can't find his words, there's something in her husband's eye,...

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The collections  by Patricia Donovan

The collections

Patricia Donovan

Book

"The population bomb has exploded. Only extreme measures will save our species. Your Gift is our Future. Claris Millar accepts this ideology because she's a law-abiding citizen and because she understands completely the urgent, global need for sacrifice. And...

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Better the blood  by Michael Bennett

Better the blood

Michael Bennett

Book

Hana Westerman is a tenacious Maori detective juggling single motherhood and the pressures of her career in Auckland's Central Investigation Branch. When she's led to a crime scene by a mysterious video, she discovers a man hanging in a secret room. Hana and...

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The actuary in trouble  by K. T. Bowes

The actuary in trouble

K. T. Bowes

Book

"Recovering from the devastation of Rohan’s last job as The Actuary, Emma Andreyev tries to settle into life as lady of the manor in the small English town of Market Harborough. But as her husband retires his alter ego and promises to become a respectable...

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How to get a girlfriend (when you're a terrifying monster)  by Marie Cardno

How to get a girlfriend (when you're a terrifying monster)

Marie Cardno

Book

"Life is tough when you're an eldritch abomination. Trillin isn't technically a person. She's a tiny breakaway piece of consciousness from the all-devouring Endless, doomed to eventually rejoin it. But when a human witch stumbles into her world, Trillin...

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